It like this Mercury retrograde has affected the internal wiring of well....everyone here at Casa de Cuckoo.
Or inertia has set in. Or maybe....school's starting and we all are in shock.
Whatever the case may be, nothing happened that was supposed to and alot happened that wasn't. And after all this babble, I should take a drag off of my hookah as I sit atop this mushroom and say Whoooooooo are youuuuuuuuuu, while tweedle dee and tweedle dum do a dance on the tea table, or something.
Our plans to go on our last adventure were dashed by a lack of camera and illness...poor Sweet Man has a summer cold and we all know when a man gets a cold it is tantamount to an operation for gallstones, only without the blood. hehehehehe
So we stayed home to have fun......uh what????????? So the kids and I dragged him to the pet store for a preliminary look at the fish GK wants in her black light tank in the new pinker than pink bedroom and because we wanted to see the kitties. This pet store has all manner of reptiles and I had a great time checking out the bearded dragons, iguanas and snakes. Ry loves the birds, particularly the finches and GK ooooohed and aaaaaahed over all the bigger than our dog, cats that were there for adoption. Mr. O, alias Sweet Man ventured in for a little while and then sat in the car to wait for the fun seekers to return. Whereupon, we took the kids to a new park to play. I had seen this park with new equipment, like spin arounds and a climbing wall on an errand to Home Desperate and thought the kids might enjoy and new place to explore. But an unforeseen accident and panic set in and we had to return home. All of this "in front of a very cute boy", OMG, so Ms. Thang was not pleased. So now we have three in the party of four upset or ill or embarrassed.
Being the only member of the Sunshine committee now unscathed by illness or accident, I suggested we go to a buffet for lunch where the fun seekers can graze. We did and they did. The grands are not good eaters. Not just in limited quantities but also limited items they will ingest.....so I keep trying to introduce them to new things, just in case they happen to bump into something new that fits the criteria of picky and upturned nose chillun's.
This particular buffet has one of everything so I steered them to veggies, fruits, proteins and then of course the inevitable happened....the chocolate fountain called their names and Willy Wonka won. They were sucked down the chocolate river with dazed smiles on their faces and bits of sprinkles were stuck on their grubby little fingers. But they were happy and they did try broccoli, brussel sprouts, asparagus, Asian chicken salad and pork roast. So it wasn't all bad, not counting yeast rolls and mac n cheese. Sweet Man made good use of the buffet as I have been "starving him" on normal people portions and I had a great salad (and I must confess a yeast roll) and enjoyed watching them finally have a good time at something.
So Ry's off to school tomorrow, fingers crossed and hopeful sendouts to the universe. GK and I are "in process" on our arting and also the blog parties in Sept. Shelley is working her booty off and being fabulous and Mr. O went back to work sick so he could share all the germs with the population at large.
Me? I miss you my lovelies and hope that the world, the retrograde and my life slows every so slightly so that I might visit with you more. Smooches and Squoozes, Linda